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Matchday Guide: Cambridge United vs Bolton Wanderers

19 February 2024

Club News

Matchday Guide: Cambridge United vs Bolton Wanderers

19 February 2024

Ahead of Tuesday's rearranged Sky Bet League One clash with Bolton Wanderers, take a read of our Matchday Guide...

Tickets...

Join the Amber Army and buy your tickets for Tuesday's game online, over the phone on 01223 566500 (option 1) or by visiting the Cledara Abbey Stadium Ticket Office ahead of kick-off. 

The NRE and Intelligent Membranes North Habbin are both sold-out, whilst there is limited availability in the Buzz Catering Main Stand.

Student Night...

Students can take advantage of our Student Night offer and buy tickets for just £5.

As part of the Club's recent partnership with the University of Cambridge, the Club is offering all students in the city the opportunity to get behind the U's for at a discounted price.

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Student tickets in the Intelligent Membranes South Habbin cost just £5 for full time students. Please note, a valid Student Card will be required upon entry.

Opening Times...

  • Club Shop & Ticket Office: 9:30am
  • Hospitality: 5:30pm
  • Kids' Zone: Closed
  • Turnstiles: 6:30pm
  • All Food & Drink outlets: 6:30pm
  • Fan Zones: 6:30pm

With another big crowd expected and roadworks in place around the ground, fans are requested to arrive as early as possible to help aleviate any delays in getting into the stadium.

Match Sponsors...

Thanks to our Match Sponsor, Genie Ventures and Match Ball Sponsor, Morson Talent.

Mascots and Ball Crew...

We have got three mascots with us for tomorrow's game - Callum Missing, Nyall Watkins and Mo Croxford!

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We also also excited to have Girton Colts U12s as our Ball Crew for the evening.

Click here for more information on our Matchday Mascot packages.

Applause for Brian Mansfield...

The Club was saddened to hear the news that lifelong supporter, Brian Mansfield, passed away last Monday morning at the age of 73. Brian had been a fan of the U's since the age of five and was a regular fixture in the NRE at first, before moving to the Main Stand in his later years.

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To help celebrate his life, supporters are encouraged to take part in a round of applause in the 73rd minute.

Abbey Helpers...

If you have any questions or queries on the day of the game, please speak to our Abbey Helpers who are wearing high-viz jacket and will be located around the ground.

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Away Fans...

Cambridge United looks forward to welcoming Bolton's travelling supporters back to the Cledara Abbey Stadium. Any remaining tickets from the away allocation will be available for to buy from the Ticket Office ahead of kick-off.

Cambridge United’s principal partners, BrewBoard, are offering Bolton's travelling supporters a free pint upon arrival to the Cledara Abbey Stadium on Tuesday night, as a way of helping make up for having to make the long journey to Cambridge twice within a matter of weeks.

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Read more about the offer by clicking here.

For Away Fan Information, including how to find the ground, catering options and travel info, please click here.

Cashless Venue...

The Cledara Abbey Stadium will remain a cashless policy this season, affecting all outlets inside the ground. Cash will still be accepted outside the stadium - in the Shop, Ticket Office and by roaming Programme and 50/50 sellers outside the ground.

Club Shop & Ticket Office…

The Club Shop and Ticket Office is open from 10am until kick-off.

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In addition to tickets for Tuesday's game, the Ticket Office, the following match tickets are also on sale:

  • Cambridge United vs Peterborough - Saturday 24 February, 12pm - Sky Bet League One
  • Stevenage vs Cambridge United - Tuesday 27 February, 7:45pm - Sky Bet League One
  • Bolton Wanderers vs Cambridge United - Tuesday 2 March, 7:45pm - Sky Bet League One
  • Cambridge United vs Northampton - Saturday 9 March, 3pm - Sky Bet League One
  • Reading vs Cambridge United - Saturday 16 March, 3pm - Sky Bet League One

Pop in-store ahead of the game and browse our Club Shop, including the 2023/24 Umbro range and the new Cambridge United's Greatest Moments hardback.

Fan Zones and Food/Drink...

Fan Zones in the Newmarket Road End, Main Stand and Habbin are open from 6:30pm, offering supporters space to get together and enjoy a range of culinary and beverage options before kick-off.

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New covers have been installed across all three Fan Zones, meaning supporters will be protected from all of the elements throughout the season.

The BrewBoard Beer Bus will be in the Intelligent Membranes Habbin Fan Zone and Abbey Gold will be on draught in all bars once again. The trial for the new NRE half-time collection service is also in place for this game.

Fans should please note that only supporters with a Signature Suite Hospitality ticket can use the Dion Dublin Bar before or after the game.

Matchday Passports...

Junior U's should bring along their brand-new Matchday Passport to the Ticket Office Collections Window tonight to receive their latest opposition sticker to track their attendance during the 2023/24 season.

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If your Under 12 Season Ticket Holder/Junior U member doesn't have their Passport yet, simply visit the Kiosk to pick one up.

If your little one isn't yet a member, visit the Club Shop on Matchday or sign up online.

First Time Visits...

If you are bringing an Under 12 to a game for the very first time, please let us know their name/s to receive a free "My First Visit" certificate to help commemorate the special occasion. Certificates will be available to collect from the Ticket Office Collections Window.

Scoreboard Announcements...

If somebody you know has their big day coming up soon, send an email to announcements@cambridgeunited.com prior to 5pm on Monday 19 February with all the relevant details to receive a scoreboard shout-out!

Please note, due to the large number of requests, birthday announcements will no longer be read out on the PA system

Marvin the Moose...

Our resident mascot, Marvin the Moose will be strutting his stuff around the Abbey in the build up to kick-off, so make sure to say hello, give him a wave or stop for a photo if you see him out and about!

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Des Driver...

Des Driver the A2B Taxicabs Mascot is at every home game adding to the Matchday experience by giving away prizes to U's fans.

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Supporters can win signed shirts, mascot experiences, hospitality tickets and more, all paid for by Signature Suite sponsors, A2B Taxicabs.

Simply find Des Driver and scan his lanyard for a chance to win one of these amazing prizes!

Ultimate U's...

Following on from the success of last season's Sticker Book, check out Ultimate U's - the Official Cambridge United Card game.

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Collect cards of current and former players - complete with stats and scores for various attributes, allowing you to play and compete with friends - by buying each copy of the Matchday Programme.

Pick up your next pack of four in Tuesday's Matchday Programme! Click here for more information.

Matchday Programmes…

Due to the abandoned fixture only being two weeks prior, there is no new Matchday Programme for this game, although there are a limited number of copies still available from the original fixture date.

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The Club have produced a four page edition though, which includes updated notes from Head Coach Neil Harris and will be handed out with each programme sale of the original issue. The publication is also available for free of charge to any supporters who wish to take one.

If you can't make the match, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out - place your order online through the Curtis Sport website.

BrewBoard Zorb Half-Time Battle...

Watch out for the BrewBoard Zorb Half-Time Battle, as a home and away fan will face each other to win a beery prize, courtesy of our Prinicipal Partners, BrewBoard.

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If you would like to take part and represent the U's, please follow BrewBoard on Twitter. Contestants must be 18+.

50/50 tickets...

50/50 tickets can be purchased for £1 from our Programme and 50/50 Kiosks around the ground. A winner will be picked at half-time with the winning number declared across the stadium PA system.

Travel…

There is no on-site car parking available at the Abbey Stadium and the Cambridge Matchday Park & Ride service is not in operation for midweek evening games.

The Abbey Stadium is home to both bicycle and Voi scooter racks, allowing fans to use alternative, greener modes of transport to the get to the game.

If driving to the ground, supporters are reminded not to park on the drives or grass verges of local residents. Please be considerate if parking on local streets and always follow local guidance and parking laws.

With a number of roadworks currently in-place around the ground, supporters are advised to arrive early to the Cledara Abbey Stadium.

If you require disabled parking, please call the Club on 01223 566500.

Need a lift? A2B Taxicabs provide a taxi service to the drop off area of the Cledara Abbey Stadium on Newmarket Road. The prompt and reliable taxi firm provide a service to Cambridge, Ely, Milton, Littleport, Waterbeach, Soham, Grantchester, Stretham, Histon, Sutton and the surrounding villages.

To book a matchday taxi contact A2B Taxicabs on 01223 629 629.

If you require disabled parking, please call the Club on 01223 566500.

Supporter Accessibility...

Supporters with additional needs should visit the new Accessibility Info point by the Newmarket Road End turnstiles for access to the ground and information on the services we have available for disabled supporters.

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Cambridge United prides itself on being an inclusive football club and providing the best customer service for its disabled supporters. To contact our DSLO, please email Matt Casey via dslo@cambridgeunited.com.

For more information on our provisions for disabled supporters, please click here.

Supporter Behaviour...

To challenge the totally unacceptable presence of football tragedy abuse, for season 2023/24, regulation changes and tough new measures have been introduced which will see people who are found to have committed offences face stadium bans and potential criminal prosecution.

In addition to bans and criminal sanctions, a range of in-stadium, in-classroom and online resources will be rolled out under the ‘Love Football Protect the Game’ banner, to educate adults and children alike about the hurt tragedy chanting causes. Ground regulations have also been updated to incorporate references to tragedy chanting.

The game will also continue its efforts to combat dangerous, illegal and unwelcome behaviour off the pitch, be it in the stands or online. Last season a host of new measures were introduced by authorities which saw enhanced sanctions applied for people identified entering the pitch, using pyros, taking drugs to games, throwing objects or for discriminatory abuse.

For more information, please click here.

Report It...

Safety at the Cledara Abbey Stadium remains a key priority on a Matchday and should you witness anti-social or discriminatory behaviour, please speak to a steward, report it via the Club's anonymous reporting textline - 075224 73291 - or through our online Report an Incident page.


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